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Dwayne Johnson Emerges As The World's Highest Paid Actor

Written by: Monojit M

Former WWE fighter turned actor, Dwayne Johnson, popularly known as 'The Rock' has emerged as the world's highest paid actor surpassing stars like Jackie Chan, Matt Damon, Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp, his next close contenders in the list.

In a recently published survey by Forbes magazine, it has been found that Dwayne Johnson has earned a lucrative previous year from movies like Fast and Furious and San Andreas, and bumped Robert Downey Jr. from the top spot who had claimed the position for three successive years.

Dwayne Johnson

However, there has been a huge pay gap between the male and female stars in Hollywood. Actress Jennifer Lawrence's take-home is only 72 percent of what Johnson gets.

It is also found that eighteen male actors have earned a salary over $20 Million when compared to the fact that only four female stars have managed to do that. It also brings to notice that the older women are again discriminated on the pay against the younger ones.

Among the top five, Dwayne Johnson earns $64.5 Million, followed by Jackie Chan who earns $61 Million, then comes in the Martian star Matt Damon with earning of $55 Million, closely chased by the Mission Impossible star Tom Cruise with $53 Million, and Johnny Depp with $48 Million.

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